Even though she played lizard leader Diana to wicked perfection on NBC's original V from 1983-85, Jane Badler tells me she had to fight fang and nail to get cast as an all-new version of Diana on ABC's reboot. "From the moment I heard V was coming back, it was something I was hoping to be part of, but they tested a lot of people for this role," confides Jane from the Vancouver set. "A lot of years have passed, so it feels good to win something." While this is an entirely different take on Diana...
Though Modern Family's Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell) would love to brag that he really kissed Gloria (Sofia Vergara), Burrell concedes that it was all acting. The pair locked lips in a Season 1 episode that was shot at the Staples Center during an actual Lakers game.
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"I still have people coming up to me saying, 'I was at that game that you were at,' not knowing that we filmed there," says Burrell. "They thought that we were actually kissing on the kiss-cam. Yeah, just hanging out with Sofia kissing," he deadpans. "No."
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A recent ad in Variety said that Sofia Vergara would streak down Hollywood's Sunset Blvd. if Modern Family won Best Comedy at the Emmys. (The fine print said the cast reserved the right to make a substitution if necessary.) "If something happens to me, because I have really bad knees and I'm not in shape, Ed O'Neill said he would back me up and do it for me," says Vergara. "He has more experience in these kinds of things than me." This we gotta see.
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When Modern Family returns for its second season, Eric Stonestreet says Cameron will take it one step too far in the name of exercise. "Cam's decided to get healthy again, and he doesn't have the ability to know bike shorts aren't proper attire for him," Stonestreet tells TV Guide Network. When Mitchell won't intervene, the duty will fall to Claire to talk to Cameron about his fashion faux pas.
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How are you? Hope you had a great week!
Brandy and I are still hard at work on our dances. I feel like a broken record, but everything is going great. I have my game plan that I'm going to stick with. I've done this for so long now that I know that these three weeks of rehearsals can go one or two ways. If the person is not very good at picking up choreography, they need as much time as they can get. If they are more comfortable with dancing, moving their bodies and interpreting music, which is what dance is, they have an easier time obviously. If that person does have an easier time, what do you do with three weeks? We are just given our first two dances — Viennese waltz and the jive (not the cha-cha anymore!) — and I personally think it's pointless introduce the celebrities to more than that in the first three weeks.
In Brandy's case, she's doing very well. We just finished our Viennese waltz. It's great and good enough ...
Laura Ziskin has a tough job — and not just as one of Hollywood's most successful producers.
Ziskin, a breast cancer survivor who produced the Spider-Man trilogy, Pretty Woman and the Academy Awards — twice — also co-created Stand Up to Cancer, a special that has to engage audiences while dealing with one of the most sensitive subjects imaginable.
"I joke that I have to make cancer entertaining," Ziskin tells TVGuide.com. "It's a tough challenge, but I'm up for it. And I can promise you our show will be entertaining."
Stand Up To Cancer fundraiser returning in September
Friday's telethon will focus on survivors — including celebrities who haven't spoken out ...